Role Of Power In Antigone

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Power “With great power comes great responsibility”. Now, I know that's a bit cheesy. But in this modern day with those in power invoking fear and exploiting the desperate for their own selfish gain, it’s all the more true. Take for instance, Creon from the playwright Antigone who threatens anyone who dared to bury Polyneices. This shows that through fear Creon was able to manipulate those around him to do what he wanted. This also shows how such a great deterrent fear is for people in power to use. This just goes to show if you give a person too much power they're bound to abuse it. Likewise, those in power also frequently target the weak and desperate since they are easy prey. For example, Harvey Weinstein who used his position of power

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